Vol 57, No 9 (1996)

October


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These crimson-winged parakeets are part of a set of 42 hand-colored lithographs of parrots drawn and published by Edward Lear before his 20th birthday. The print is reproduced from a copy of Lear's Illustrations of the Family of Psittacidae, or Parrots (London, 1830-32) in the E. A. Mcllhenny Natural History Collection of the Louisiana State University Libraries. The Mcllhenny copy was recently conserved and exhibited thanks in part to funding provided by the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, the Louisiana State Arts Council, and the Loui· siana Division of the Arts.